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  1. Persian jewelled rice recipe

    Persian jewelled rice recipe

    1st May 2018

    This delicious seasonal dish is wonderful as a side to spicy meat and vegetable dishes.

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  2. Lemon and courgette drizzle cake recipe

    Lemon and courgette drizzle cake recipe

    3rd April 2018

    You can make this cake anytime, but all citrus fruit is good in the winter and early spring. The courgette adds a brilliant moistness and cuts through the sweetness of this sugary cake.

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  3. Sushi Popcorn

    Sushi Popcorn

    15th February 2018

    Popcorn is an excellent fat-free snack, ideal as a substitute for crisps – crunchy and satisfying.

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  4. Healthy Spicy Ginger Cake Recipe

    Healthy Spicy Ginger Cake Recipe

    15th February 2018

    Stem ginger in syrup is crammed with sugar, so if you have time, make your own version for this. Blackstrap molasses is a powerhouse of goodness..

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  5. Sarah's Superfoods: Kale recipes

    Sarah's Superfoods: Kale recipes

    1st January 2018

    Try Sarah's delicious kale recipes, including kale crisps, pilaf, curry and salad.

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  6. Leek and potato soup recipe

    Leek and potato soup recipe

    1st January 2018

    One of my favourite meal-in-a-bowl soups for winter months is a chunky – not puréed – leek and potato soup.

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  7. Winter beef tagliata recipe

    Winter beef tagliata recipe

    13th November 2017

     Tagliata is one of my favourite winter dishes - a warm beef fillet salad with lots of excellent, peppery winter salad leaves.

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  8. Chatsworth House winter recipes

    Chatsworth House winter recipes

    13th September 2017

    Sarah discovers some inspring recipes for winter: Beetroot bread; Beetroot, apple and ginger chutney; Spiced squash chutney; Rosemary and apple salad dressing.

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  9. Smoked Mackerel and Parsnip Fish Cakes

    Smoked Mackerel and Parsnip Fish Cakes

    1st March 2017

    We should be eating as much oily fish as we can, and this is a delicious way to do so. Serve with a home-made tomato sauce.

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  10. Citrus Fruit Salad

    Citrus Fruit Salad

    1st February 2017

    Ideally, make this with super-nutritious blood oranges, but if they're not available, use the best standard oranges, such as Navels. It's healthy and delicious.

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  11. Buckwheat pancakes recipe

    Buckwheat pancakes recipe

    30th January 2017

     These buckwheat pancakes are similar to blinis, and full of flavour - perfect with smoked salmon, cucumber and sliced boiled eggs.

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  12. Bea's stuffed cabbage leaves recipe

    Bea's stuffed cabbage leaves recipe

    4th January 2017

    This Hungarian recipe is delicious – a great winter warmer, serve it hot with a dollop of natural yoghurt.

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  13. Red Thai curry mussels recipe

    Red Thai curry mussels recipe

    3rd January 2017

    Delicious, spicy and fragrant, mussels, like oysters, are generally thought to be best in the colder months of the year (those with an ‘r’ in them).

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  14. Shallot tatin with leftover cheese recipe

    Shallot tatin with leftover cheese recipe

    3rd January 2017

    The sweetness of the shallots makes this recipe so delicious – perfect for a party, and great for using up leftover cheese.

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  15. The Best Muesli

    The Best Muesli

    1st January 2017

    This recipe, unlike many shop-bought muselis, conains no added sugar. Make a big batch of the core recipe to last a couple of weeks and storie in an airtight jar, then add the extras you like, changing them from one day to the next.

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  16. Braised chicory recipe

    Braised chicory recipe

    1st January 2017

    An excellent, quick winter dish - perfect on its own or with pork.

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  17. Mrs Titley’s chocolate and coffee éclairs recipe

    Mrs Titley’s chocolate and coffee éclairs recipe

    12th December 2016

    These éclairs are the best you’ll ever eat. They are ideal for a big family party – make two-thirds chocolate and one-third coffee – over Christmas or New Year.

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  18. Kale, mushroom and lentil pilaf with toasted goat's cheese recipe

    Kale, mushroom and lentil pilaf with toasted goat's cheese recipe

    1st January 2016

    This is hearty, filling winter food. Chestnut mushrooms in particular are good here as they don't collapse on cooking, or you can use whole button mushrooms, oyster, or large flat field mushrooms.

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  19. Roast parsnips rolled in parmesan recipe

    Roast parsnips rolled in parmesan recipe

    6th November 2015

    These are crunchy and sweet, lovely with any meat or stew, to eat with an aperitif, or as a first course dipped into crème fraîche flavoured with dill and/or chilli jam.

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  20. Sarah's Superfoods: Blood orange recipes

    Sarah's Superfoods: Blood orange recipes

    28th February 2015

    February to March is the best time for Sicilian blood oranges, with all their health benefits including vitamin C, antioxidants, fibre and calcium.

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  21. Sarah's Superfoods: Blood oranges

    Sarah's Superfoods: Blood oranges

    28th February 2015

    Small fruit crammed with huge flavour and a soft texture that almost melts in the mouth, blood oranges are always juicy.

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  22. Kale seaweed recipe

    Kale seaweed recipe

    24th February 2015

    One of my favourite snacks for a winter party – a big plate of kale seaweed, with everyone dipping in. Because of the amount of oil in the cooking, a little goes a long way.

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  23. Blood orange, lemon and pink grapefruit marmalade recipe

    Blood orange, lemon and pink grapefruit marmalade recipe

    1st January 2015

    A wonderful, rich, tart marmalade.

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  24. Mini blinis with smoked salmon or roe recipe

    Mini blinis with smoked salmon or roe recipe

    18th December 2014

    Using buckwheat flour mixed with plain sharpens the flavour. Served warm, these make perfect posh party nibbles.

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  25. Prosciutto and rocket rolls recipe

    Prosciutto and rocket rolls recipe

    8th December 2014

    If you're having drinks before a lunch party, it's a good idea to make some quick and simple canapés to have at the same time. These I love – a salad in a prosciutto roll.

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  26. Coffee mousse recipe

    Coffee mousse recipe

    6th November 2014

    When the weather is cold, there's nothing better than a really intense coffee mousse – a cappuccino in a pudding.

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  27. Garlic bread with chilli and coriander recipe

    Garlic bread with chilli and coriander recipe

    25th February 2014

    Delicious with almost any soup or with a big vat of Moules marinière.

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  28. Chicory and blood orange salad recipe

    Chicory and blood orange salad recipe

    13th February 2014

    Putting fruit in a salad may seem a bit retro but this salad looks beautiful and is ideal as a light winter first course.

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  29. Crispy cumin and caraway squid recipe

    Crispy cumin and caraway squid recipe

    28th January 2014

    The fragrant tastes of cumin and caraway are delicious with squid.

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  30. Ginger biscuits recipe

    Ginger biscuits recipe

    28th January 2014

    Good on their own with a cup of tea, or ideal for smartening up any pudding.

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  31. Banbury cakes recipe

    Banbury cakes recipe

    3rd December 2013

    These Banbury cakes are brilliantly versatile – filled with less sweet homemade mincemeat, they are great for pudding or tea at Christmas time.

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  32. Cauliflower and chickpea curry recipe

    Cauliflower and chickpea curry recipe

    15th March 2013

     A great winter curry – a beautiful vegetarian dish to enjoy at home.

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  33. Venison casserole with no-suet dumplings recipe

    Venison casserole with no-suet dumplings recipe

    15th March 2013

    Venison casserole is a delicous heart-warming dish, perfect for cold days in winter or rainy days in spring.

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  34. Parsnip balls with chilli recipe

    Parsnip balls with chilli recipe

    18th February 2013

    These delicious little parsnip balls are easy to make and are perfect as tapas with tzatziki, or as a lighter alternative to dumplings.

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  35. Soda bread with sunflower and pumpkin seeds recipe

    Soda bread with sunflower and pumpkin seeds recipe

    4th February 2013

    This delicious soda bread is so quick and easy to make, and has a beautiful texture. Great to share with family and friends.

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  36. Lemon and poppy seed kugelhopf cake recipe

    Lemon and poppy seed kugelhopf cake recipe

    21st January 2013

    This is a delicious favourite – light and moist, and very special baked in this Polo-mint shape.

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  37. Moroccan harira with sorrel sauce recipe

    Moroccan harira with sorrel sauce recipe

    21st January 2013

    Moroccan harira with sorrel sauce is a delicious and warming stew, perfect for cold winter nights.

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  38. Wilted winter green salad with pomegranate recipe

    Wilted winter green salad with pomegranate recipe

    21st January 2013

    This wilted winter greens salad is brilliant for providing a hearty but light dinner, using plenty of nutritious leaves.

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  39. Cock-a-leekie recipe

    Cock-a-leekie recipe

    10th January 2013

    This delicious chicken soup is a traditional favourite, and we totally understand why. It's perfect warming winter food, and brilliant if you've got a little bit of a cold.

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  40. Danish glogg recipe

    Danish glogg recipe

    31st October 2012

    Danish glögg is a delicious treat for Bonfire night, or at parties in the run up to Christmas - it's perfect on cold wintry nights.

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  41. Winter greens crostini recipe

    Winter greens crostini recipe

    19th September 2012

    Winter green crostini, or kale bruschetta is a delicious aperitif at a winter dinner party.

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  42. Kale and chickpea curry recipe

    Kale and chickpea curry recipe

    5th September 2012

    This nutritious and very tasty Thai-flavoured curry, is packed full of incredible flavours, and makes a beautiful dinner for the family.

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  43. Celeriac salad with apple, pine nuts and prosciutto recipe

    Celeriac salad with apple, pine nuts and prosciutto recipe

    3rd September 2012

    This take on a classic remoulade, includes celeriac, apples, pine nuts and prosciutto - a delicious European winter salad.

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  44. Slow-roast carrots with garlic lemon butter recipe

    Slow-roast carrots with garlic lemon butter recipe

    31st August 2012

    Slow roasted carrots with delicious flavours are the perfect addition to a Sunday roast.

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  45. Vichy carrots recipe

    Vichy carrots recipe

    31st August 2012

    A delicious side dish served with poultry or game, the perfect colour and flavour for your winter plate.

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